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HM Awards 2016 finalists announced

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HM Awards 2016 finalists have been announced and Mahana Estates is excited to be finalists in several categories in our first year of entering these awards.

Our talented Executive Chef, Alistair Forster, is in the running for Best Hotel Chef and is one of only three New Zealand Chefs who made the finalists. Mahana Villa is finalist in two categories; New Zealand Regional Property and New Zealand Lodge.

In the last 14 years, almost 8000 people have attended the HM Awards, held in Sydney and more than 550 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and Mahana Estates is thrilled to be recognised. Read the full list of HM Awards 2016 finalists here.

A Weekender’s Guide to Nelson

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“Stay overnight in an art gallery, paddleboard under the moon, then wine, wine, wine.

Hitting New Zealand for the weekend isn’t as much of a faraway adventure as it seems — the flight’s just over three hours from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. That’s almost similar to visiting Canberra or Byron, and there’s better wine at the end. And if you’re looking for a holiday that ticks multiple boxes, Nelson is a strong choice.

Shannon Connellan, Managing Editor of Concrete Playground (a digital online city guide), visited the Nelson region and explored some of the regions main attractions, which of course included Mahana Estate and the Mahana Villa.  Read the full article about the many unique attractions in Nelson  in the Weekender’s Guide to Nelson